Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity.  We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride     SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 18/10/2017

           
October 2017        
           
Sun 1st DW   Flinders Peak
Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
           
Sun 1st to Wed 11th Snow Trip  

Kosciusko Snow Shoeing. A weeks Clamping at Jindabyne while we explore the slopes of Mt Kosciusko.  See attached pdf for details.

David Rae 0400 459 519
           
Mon 2nd     Queens Birthday    
           
Fri 6th     Full Moon    
           
Sat 7th DW M T5-6 F5

Mount Maroon via east side and Pinnacles.  This is a mainly off-track walk involving some steepish ridges and some spectacular rock formations.  No particular skills are required except for moderate-high fitness and a willingness to face a few unknowns, as I haven't done this walk for a few years and might be a bit shaky re the best way to go.  However I am confident we'll make it, ideally in no more than six hours.  No unavoidable exposure.  If it rains, it's cancelled.  Leader: Tracy Ryan 0417 665 382 prestonhome@iinet.net.au

Tracy Ryan 0417 665 382
           
Sun 8th          
           
W/E 7-8 BC  

Mt Warning Base Camp.  Postponed until next year.

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
           
Wed 11th    

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

Judging of Photo Competition.

   
           
Sat 14th DW S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Russell de Leacy 3206 6309
           
Sun 15th DW   Mt Maroon up and down Cotswalds Amanda Fichna Jillian Wilson

0401 017 941

0412 331 205

           
Sun 15th AB TR

Kangaroo Point abseil practice and training for novices

7am to 10.30am.  For information or booking please contact by email t.davern@hotmail.com

Trevor Davern  
           
Tue 17th AB TR CANCELLED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS.  Abseiling training/practice at Paddy's in the morning and finishing about lunchtime. This should provide a good variety of abseiling experiences. If interested in attending please respond by email to t.davern@hotmail.com Trevor Davern  
           
Wed 18th AB  

Kangaroo Point - experienced abseiling practice

5.00pm to 9.00pm - join us during these hours - great backdrop with the river and city lights - contact by email t.davern@hotmail.com

Trevor Davern  
           
Sat 21st DW M T5 F5 Mudgeeraba Creek Rockhop.  A rockhop up and down the beautiful Mudgeeraba Creek. The creek was cleaned out by the rains back in March, so this is an opportunity to enjoy it before everything grows back again. This is not a strenuous walk but you need agility, it is also important that you wear shoes with very good grip on slippery rocks. We will not climb up to the Pinnacle this time as the weather is starting to hot up.  Contact Mats Andersson,  matsmarika@gmail.com, or 0423 718811 Mats Andersson 0423 718 811
           
Sun 22nd DW M T3 F3

Brown Lake - Catch Stradbroke Flyer Water Taxi which departs Cleveland at 6:55 am sharp (allow time for parking).  Walk is approx. 11 km return.  We will have morning tea and a swim or paddle at Brown Lake, then return to Little Ship Club, Dunwich for lunch.  Plenty of photo opportunities.  Click her for full details.

Joan and Geoff Arnell 0417 637 609
           

Sat 28th

DW S T2 F2

Koala Bushlands Burbank– Meet at 137 Alperton Road, Burbank at 7:00 am.  This is a short walk about 1.4 km on a path, then on to a trail that is about 3 km.  There is a BBQ area with seating, also toilets.  Bring your Morning Tea.

Nicole Honey 0407 173 539
           
WE 28/29 TW   Rat-A-Tat - Click here for details

Tracy Ryan

 

Betty Murray

0417 665 382

 

0408 129 241

           
Sun 29th DW   Appletree to Purlingbrook Falls.  To Be Confirmed Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
           
November 2017        
           
Sat 4th     Full Moon    
           
Fri 3rd-Sun 5th AB  

Full Moon

Abseiling week-end at Brooyar State Forest.  Camping at the nearby Glastonbury camp grounds, provides drop toilets and good shaded/cooler camping areas.  Water can be collected down the road at a nearby creek crossing for showers. You will need to bring drinking water and fire wood (if wanting fires).   As this activity can require a lot of organising, I am inviting people to tell me of their interest at this time, to assist in planning.  We will have to limit the numbers attending, which depends on how many of our more experienced abseilers might be available.  We shall also need to have a morning session at the Kangaroo Point cliffs on a prior week-end (yet to be determined) to brush up on basic abseiling skills and other prep.  Please let me know if you might be interested so that I may start the planning... 0411 512 202 & email: t.davern@hotmail.com

 

Trevor Davern 0411 512 202
           
Sun 5th-Tue 7th BC  

Base Camp Booloumba.  The plan is to camp at either

Booloumba Ck camping area 1 or 3 on the Sunday and Monday after the abseil weekend. It only takes 1 hour from Glastonbury to Booloumba ck (then you don’t have to worry about battling the traffic back to Brisbane).  People who did not attend the abseil camp may join us from Brisbane.  As this is not a weekend I will only be making my booking at the last minute.  https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/camping.html  Day walks I am looking at are Summer Ck Falls a creek with beautiful pools for swimming, moderate rockhopping up the creek, a spectacular gorge to swim through and a two part waterfall to climb. The other option is Lobster Ck, a relatively easy creek to walk in for the first 2-3 kms. We will then return the same way. If people do not feel like the day walk the campground is very relaxing beside the nice creek.  This activity will only go ahead if the weather looks reasonable.

David Rae 0400 459 519
           
           
           
Wed 8th     Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)    
           
Sat 11th DW S T3 F3

Mount Cotton Walk– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.

Link to directions and info.

Leisa Harris 0418 138 153
           
Sun 12th          
           
W/E 11-12 TW  

Lower Portals through walk. This walk at the base of Mount Barney is suitable for anyone including beginners.  4km walk to camping area, drop packs and spend day exploring Mt Barney Creek.  Camp overnight, spend half day doing more exploring along the ridges (depending on weather) and then pack up and head back to cars.  If it’s warm enough, we can swim in the creek.  Leaders Tracy Ryan, Betty Murray. Contact 0417665382.

Tracy Ryan, Betty Murray 0417 665 382
           
Sat 18th          
           
Sun 19th          
           
W/E 24-26    

CHRISTMAS CAMP - SPRING GULLY STAYS - CANUNGRA

Click here for full information on what will be happening, what to bring, etc.

Click Here for Details and Payment Method
or Pay Cash at the November meeting

Click here for Spring Gully Website

   
           
December 2017        
           
Mon 4th     Full Moon    
           
Fri 22nd SOC  

Christmas City Evening Walk.  Meet in City round 6pm at Central Station, walk to King George Square to watch City Hall Light Display, walk up through the mall to see Myer Christmas window display, walk across bridge to South Bank, there are markets on and fire-works at 8:00.  After fire-works head home.

Nicole Honey 0407 173 539
           
           
           
Mon 25th     Christmas Day    
           
         
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